A resonant Two Body System for a point absorbing Wave Energy Converter with direct-driven linear generator
2011 (English)In: Journal of Applied Physics, ISSN 0021-8979, E-ISSN 1089-7550, Vol. 110, no 12, 124904- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Based on an earlier conceptual model of a two body system point absorbing wave energy converter tuned to resonance in Swedish west coast sea states, an extended coupled hydrodynamic, mechanic, and electromagnetic model has been developed. The hydrodynamic characteristics of the two body system are studied in the frequency and time domain, while its response to real Swedish west coast sea states are studied in the time domain, by using a wave energy converter model with two independently moving bodies connected to a direct driven linear generator with non-linear damping. The two body system wave energy converter gives nearly 80% power capture ratio in irregular waves. The resonant behaviour is shown to be sensitive to the shape of the spectrum, and the distance between the two bodies is shown to have a large effect on the power absorption.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 110, no 12, 124904- p.
direct energy conversion, linear machines, resonant power convertors, wave power generation
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-160032DOI: 10.1063/1.3664855ISI: 000298639800142OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-160032DiVA: diva2:447851